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British Film Designers Guild

Please read the following carefully before making your application:

Entry to the British Film Designers Guild (BFDG) will be limited to those members of the film and television industry whose work directly involves them with the Art Department, or otherwise to such persons whose work, in the opinion of the Board, is so closely aligned to the work of the Art Department that they merit membership of the BFDG.

Entry Criteria

For Full Membership:

Normally applicants will have already gained at least five credits in the grade they are applying for.

Three credits are applicable at the following grades only:

  • Art Department Runner/Assistant.
  • Junior Draughtsperson.
  • Assistant Art Director.
Credits must have been gained working on significant programming. Applicants should have been working in the industry within the last 12 months and proof of continued work over three years in the chosen grade may be asked for, as well as an endorsement from a current BFDG member and a latest copy of your CV/portfolio for review.

For Affiliate Membership:

Application for Affiliate Membership is offered to those newcomers to the industry and should be sponsored by an existing BFDG member or tutor.

Additional Information:

We accept overseas applicants who work with UK based productions and already have access to suitable visas.

We are not a Union but a non-profit society.

All applications will attract an application fee of £20 to cover administration costs, this is non refundable (except in the case of Affiliate application) whether your application is successful or not. This invoice will be sent to you as soon as you have completed your application. Please note: the full membership fee payment is NOT required until your application has been approved.

Now pick the membership level you think most appropriate, adjusting is easy, as is a quick refund should there be a difference. Every application is individually assessed.

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The society of British Film Directors and Designers was founded in 1946, for the betterment of Design in British Films.

Our membership covers a diverse range of skills and experience. Spanning project budgets for International, Independent and micro budget productions.                  Feature films, Shorts, Pilots, Promos, Commercials, Television Film, Series and Light Entertainment;                                     we work across the board. 

Being an individual is kinda lonely and without a voice.

Together we are stronger.

Join us,                                                          there are more benefits than you realise.

You're in good company...

There are lots of ways of payment. Ideally a standing order mandate as it simply is the most time and cost efficient.  However we prefer that you are part of the family via any method. Paypal, BACS, cheque your call.

Don't worry if you pick the wrong membership level, we can adjust later and If there is a level change we will of course refund you pronto.

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